OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Tennis ball-sized chunks of concrete falling from a crumbling span of Interstate Highway 5 forced the California Highway Patrol to shut down freeway lanes for hours.
Monday's incident marked the third time this year that falling concrete tied up traffic in Oceanside. There haven't been any injuries.
The CHP closed three northbound freeway lanes for more than two hours, saying the crumbling overpass posed a danger to motorists and pedestrians below on Oceanside Boulevard.
California Department of Transportation officials say engineers are confident in the bridge integrity. Caltrans says the interstate overpass wasn't designed to handle the amount of big-rig traffic using the span.
Caltrans has scheduled a $500,000 repair.
Ocean Beach residents are pushing back against short-term vacation rentals. Residents Wednesday said they are sick of the noise and trash and are fighting to maintain the vibe of their neighborhood.
Strong winds will blow in San Diego County's deserts throughout the day Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds, as the marine layer extends to the inland communities.
It's a growing problem throughout parts of the nation - teens turning to common plant seeds as a type of party drug to score a cheap but risky high.
A Point Loma family is hoping to catch a bold thief who walked up to their house and stole their bench.
Hunter Renfroe put the Padres ahead, then Brad Hand held on at the end. And when it was finally over, San Diego had one of its most exhilarating wins during a difficult season.
Some local restaurants are only providing straws upon request.
News 8's Marcella Lee reports from Searsucker Del Mar with more on the movement and a look at the damage the straws can do.
On Wednesday local middle schoolers received an out-of-this world surprise. Students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch took home second place in a nationwide spacecraft design contest. News 8's Shawn Styles reports with more of the big reveal.
City leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss major changes to a park across from the San Diego Convention Center.